Ofatumumab vs Physician's Choice in Subjects With Bulky Fludarabine-Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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First received: March 10, 2011
Last updated: October 23, 2014
Last verified: October 2014

The purpose of this study is to confirm the clinical benefit observed in the pivotal registration study, Hx-CD20-406. The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) required that a randomized study be conducted in CLL patients with bulky fludarabine-refractory disease as a specific obligation for grant of conditional approval for ARZERRA™ in the European Union (EU). This study will compare ofatumumab with the physicians' choice of therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Leukaemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic
Drug: Ofatumumab
Drug: Physicians' Choice
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open Label, Multicenter Study Investigating the Safety and Efficacy of Ofatumumab Therapy Versus Physicians' Choice in Patients With Bulky Fludarabine-Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: Approximately 44 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall response rate [ Time Frame: Approximately 44 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Overall survival [ Time Frame: Approximately 44 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • The number of patients with adverse events as a measure of safety and tolerability [ Time Frame: Approximately 44 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Changes in patient reported outcome measures [ Time Frame: Approximately 44 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 122
Study Start Date: April 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2018
Primary Completion Date: March 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Ofatumumab
Drug: Ofatumumab
Ofatumumab IV, initial dose 300 mg, followed 1 week later with 2000 mg once weekly for 7 weeks, followed 4 weeks later by one infusion of 2000 mg every 4 weeks for 4 infusions, for a total of 12 infusions over 24 weeks. After 24 weeks of ofatumumab treatment, patients who have achieved at least stable disease or better, and whom the investigator would deem appropriate for the therapy to continue, would undergo a second randomisation (2:1) to either 1) an additional ofatumumab dose regimen of 2000 mg once every 4 weeks for up to an additional 24 weeks, or 2) no further therapy (i.e. observation only).
Active Comparator: Physicians' Choice
Physicians' choice of treatment
Drug: Physicians' Choice
Non-ofatumumab containing regimen as per physicians' choice for up to 6 months. Permitted therapies include treatments approved for CLL, and well established standards of care for CLL.

Detailed Description:

Patients with CLL that is refractory to fludarabine have few treatment options and a poor prognosis. There is a continued need for new therapies for these CLL patients, as demonstrated by the limited responses and substantial toxicities with existing therapies. This is supported by the lack of a consensus around standard of care treatment for CLL patients with bulky fludarabine-refractory disease. The objective of this study is to confirm the response rate and disease control in the refractory setting through a controlled trial comparing ofatumumab with the physicians' choice of therapy in fludarabine-refractory, bulky lymphadenopathy patients. After 24 weeks of treatment with ofatumumab, patients will be further randomized to either extended ofatumumab treatment or observation. Patients on the physicians' choice arm will have the option of receiving ofatumumab if they experience progressive disease.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults with documented diagnosis of active CLL requiring treatment
  • Bulky lymphadenopathy, defined as at least 1 lymph node >5 cm
  • Must be refractory to fludarabine treatment
  • Age 18 yrs or older
  • At least 2 prior therapies for CLL
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status of 0-2
  • Signed written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior allogeneic stem cell transplant at any time, or autologous stem cell transplant within 6 months
  • Treatment with any unapproved drug substance or experimental therapy within 4 weeks, or currently participating in another interventional clinical study
  • CLL transformation, prolymphocytic leukemia, or central nervous system (CNS) involvement of CLL
  • Active autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) requiring treatment except if associated with progressive disease requiring anti-CLL treatment
  • Chronic or current active infectious disease requiring systemic antibiotics, antifungal, or antiviral treatment
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive
  • Significant concurrent, uncontrolled medical condition
  • Other past or current malignancy (with the exception of basal cell carcinoma of the skin or in situ carcinoma of the cervix or breast) unless the tumor was successfully treated with curative intent at least 2 years prior to trial entry
  • Non-protocol corticosteroid usage except a maintenance dose corresponding to less than or equal to 10 mg prednisone
  • Abnormal lab values: Creatinine > 2.0 times upper normal limit (unless normal creatinine clearance), or total bilirubin > 2.0 times upper normal limit (unless due to liver involvement of CLL or due to Gilbert's syndrome), or alanine transaminase (ALT) > 2.5 times upper normal limit (unless due to liver involvement of CLL)
  • Known or suspected hypersensitivity to ofatumumab
  • Lactating or pregnant women or female patients of child-bearing potential (or male patients with such partners) not willing to use adequate contraception
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials GlaxoSmithKline
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Responsible Party: GlaxoSmithKline
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01313689     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 114242
Study First Received: March 10, 2011
Last Updated: October 23, 2014
Health Authority: Sweden: Centrala Etikprövningsnämnden

Keywords provided by GlaxoSmithKline:
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Leukemia, B-Cell
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Antineoplastic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses

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